Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Authoring of An Unfinished Faith - Part 24

Dearly Beloved,

I just realized that we have been attempting to unveil an inexhaustible New Testament subject, and we have only just begun. We must trust the Lord to heal us of any shortsightedness that make us define faith by the validation around the material life, so we can see real aspect of faith as the provision of heaven to cause men to live. Heb. 10:38/11:6


On this series so far, knowledge has being trying to help us in answering the question ‘How’ Satan stole THE LIFE OF FAITH from mankind, but it would take Wisdom to answer the question ‘Why’ he did so. We would therefore be journeying further to answer this anointed question 'WHY' by exploring why the Faith of The New Testament Faith was described as MYSTERIOUS in 1 Tim. 3:9! The gracious Lord is poised to quicken this understanding unto a company of FACE SEEKERS, because the Souls of believers need to be saved by this aspect of Faith being unveiled. A time is coming, which is at hand, when ministrations of God’s Glorious Face governing The Faith of The Son would be preached and embraced like ministrations of God’s Blessed Hand was preached and embraced in the last two decades and got many established in the Prosperity/Healing gospel!

1 Tim 3:9 Holding the Mystery of The Faith in a pure conscience. (It is mysterious because it was conceived in the mind of God, and we must labor to access this mystery before leaving the earth)

The Old and New Testaments had to begin with Faith Towards God because that was the kind of meal that man could relate with after the weakening that came by the fall. Man can operate it but man cannot operate The Faith of The New Testament which is the Faith of The Son! The faith that believers handle/operate after new birth and for many, decades afterwards, is not the faith of the New Testament. It takes age in the Spirit to attain a spiritual mind, so God has to make provision for a faith that believers can relate with - the carnal aspect of faith!

So Father Abraham was operating by the Carnal Aspect of Faith,

(1). When God led him carnal promises in Gen. 12:1, i.e. Promises He Could Relate With/Visualize. (2). When God blessed him materially in Gen. 13. (3) When he fought and won battles in Gen. 14. (4) When he asked God ‘what shall you give me seeing I go childless’ in Gen. 15. (5). When he slept with Sarai’s handmaid in Gen. 16 and bore Ishmael, we saw how this faith couldn’t handle that lustful nature as it takes the operation of a higher faith to change a man’s nature/name like we later see in Gen. 17, the beginning of a weaning from the former faith meals unto a higher Faith that God personally orchestrates in A Believer-Made Disciple-Being Conformed Into A Son.

After God had dealt with Father Abraham for decades and had stripped him of most of his idols, we saw the spiritual aspects of Faith in manifestation, we saw God manifesting divinity in humanity as he gave birth to Isaac contrary to the laws of medicine in Gen. 21 and later operated His Faith in Abraham (a type of the Faith of The Son) by asking him to slay him i.e. a type and shadow of what God himself had done from the foundations of the world by slaying the lamb for mankind! Rev. 13:8

So, the exploits of faith that began and ran through Hebrews 11:1-39a is not the same exploit of faith ended that chapter. It still elude generation of believers till date. It takes a thorough fellowship with the Spirit of wisdom and revelation to see that though Faith towards God began and wrought great exploits that can hardly be compared to what we have in the church today, it took The Faith of The Son to pierce into the veil that stands between Heb. 11:39 & Heb. 11:40!

Heb. 11:39-40 And these all, having obtained a Good Report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some Better Thing (not things) for us, that they without us should not be made Perfect.

What is evidently available in the church today is a faith that gives birth to good reports or tangible/physical exploits. The life count/energy level of that faith is incomparably lesser than that which would give birth to many Sons/The Glorious Church that God awaits earnestly! The peak of FAITH TOWARDS GOD gave birth to few Sons of Men described as the Prophets and to Priests like Moses after the order of the old, but good reports can’t produce the Sons of the New Testament! We need to migrate to an understanding of THE FAITH OF THE NEW TESTAMENT that would totally change the curriculum of our personal bible study and bible schools, I lie not but speak as one that found mercy to witness accordingly.

Faith towards God would address what man/believers call needs/problems. Faith of the Son would address the curriculum of life that Adam/mankind fell short of, that which limits man from attaining God’s image & likeness during his earthly sojourn. Gen. 1:26/Heb.1:2-3

Heb. 1:2-3 …. by his Son; who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person.. (i.e. Christ completed the syllabus of obedience/attaining the image of God whereby he inherited all of God. He started from the scratch, attained Adamic stature/authority but journeyed further beyond it to inherit the Very Glory that God wore!)

Adam, His Sons, The Patriarchs, the prophets, the Jews all enjoyed the best of Faith towards God without fellowshipping with the Tree of Life as packaged for us in Christ Jesus!

THERE ARE TWO PROMISES OFFERED BY THE TWO TREES THAT BEAR TWO KINDS OF LIFE! It takes a dosage of spiritual wisdom that is higher than that of Solomon and an understanding that is richer than those of the patriarchs, the prophets, the Sons of Adam (Enoch, Noah etc) to chose and complete the syllabus of The Tree of Life! It takes the eye salve of the epistles to see why the natural mind (whether of a believer/minister) can’t pierce beyond Faith Towards God as seen in chapters of the lives of the Disciples of Christ at various time.

A nature called disobedience still prompts you and I to settle for something far less that what is packaged in the Tree of Life/Faith of The Son. The same way Adam exercised UNBELIEF in the TREE OF LIFE/THE FAITH OF THE SON is the same way we do today because we are not at home with the demands of that narrow path (patience, longsuffering, love e.t.c.) contained in that tree! TREE OF KNOWLEDGE easily connects with the lust in us and promises to settle our future

Heb. 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death (or of tomorrow) were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
(Can you now see where the roots of prevalent ministrations that promise to settle the future of believers come from? The Tree of Life will only tell you of your ‘daily bread’, not your ‘yearly bread’)

Rev. 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not (feared not) their lives unto the death ‘of their lives’.

Suicide bombers are usually indoctrinated against the fear of physical death to carry out their wiles, but what the epistles wants to immune us against is not just want informs physical death but what gave birth to it in the first place, i.e. spiritual death, and this takes place by the meals of the later Faith to groom that stature in us. Faith towards God can’t sight the great and precious promises kept for us or the wisdom hidden in Christ, and as such, remains carnal/limited!

I bless the Lord for Matt. 11:23 kind of Faith Towards God which has been operated by many believers/ministers till date. It has built Beautiful Cathedrals, healed the sick, brought financial breakthroughs which are exploits after the order of Heb. 11:1-39, but the Church (you & I) need to tarry with Heb. 11:40 so we can be built into Mobile Cathedrals like we saw in the Apostles, because it is Christ in us, the hope of attaining Glory who is operating it!

Bless You!

Tayo Fasan